Michal Kempny Clears Waivers, Will Report To Hershey Bears

Washington Capitals defenseman Michal Kempny cleared waivers on Sunday. The team placed Kempny on waivers on Saturday. He will now report to AHL Hershey.

The move saves the Capitals $1.225 million in NHL salary cap space and the team now has $1,793,740 in salary cap space.

Kempny missed the entire 2020-21 season after undergoing surgery to repair a torn Achilles’ tendon on October 8, 2020. Just over 18 months before, he had a surgery to fix a core muscle injury that caused him to miss six-and-a-half months.

Kempny recorded three goals, 18 points, and a team-leading +19 rating in 58 regular-season games during the 2019-20 season after missing the first eight games.

Kempny recorded one assist and a -2 rating in five 2020 Stanley Cup Playoff games, but was a healthy scratch for the final three games of the Capitals’ first-round Stanley Cup Playoff series against the New York Islanders.

In 232 career NHL games with the Capitals and Chicago Blackhawks, Kempny has recorded 14 goals, 61 points, and a +58 rating.

By Jon Sorensen

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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2 Responses to Michal Kempny Clears Waivers, Will Report To Hershey Bears

  1. Anonymous says:

    Sensible to have condition/rehabilitate in Hershey.

  2. Anonymous says:

    A win/win. Kemps needs games, Caps save a few bucks.

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